Most people think having a pool in their backyard will always be fun in the sun. It’s easy to daydream of throwing birthday parties, getting an intense workout in, that includes laps after work, and spending long weekends lounging poolside catching rays and cultivating the perfect tan. Unfortunately, it’s not all floaties and noodles. Without proper daily or weekly maintenance, your pool could fall into the hands of a plethora of undesirable conditions. Green water, broken filters, and algae build up, just to name a few. And, no one wants to lay by a cloudy green pool. Every choice you make when it concerns your pool has a consequence. Continue reading "Do This, Not That: Pool Maintenance Edition"
Your home’s siding does more than just make your house appealing to look at. There are several non-aesthetic purposes for siding, like lowering energy bills, protecting the frame of your home against the elements, and keeping away pests. So keeping your siding in good repair is important. But at some point, your siding may begin to fail. So what are the signs that your siding might be losing its integrity?   Continue reading "5 Signs Your Siding is Failing"
Chances are you look out your windows every day and don’t actually think about how they were designed. Windows play a huge role in your home, yet they are perhaps the least understood. Windows serve a variety of purposes. Some windows are for protection and some are just for decoration. Most windows are designed to bring the most light possible into your home and to allow for ventilation. These diverse types of windows offer something special to your home. Continue reading "How to ID the Different Types of Windows"
Cliff came to New Jersey, bought a house and started a family almost 30 years ago. Two years ago, he met Robin McKenna, the owner of Window Genie of Princeton. Window Genie is a locally owned and operated home service franchise specializing in the difficult, dangerous and time consuming chores most can't or won't do themselves: window cleaning, window tinting, pressure washing, gutter cleaning, holiday lighting and more.   [caption id="attachment_2455" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Robin McKenna, owner of Window Genie of Princeton[/caption] Continue reading "Meet the Neighbors: Cliff from Princeton, NJ"
April is here and that means our cabin fever has reached its breaking point. The sun is shining longer and we need to be outside. Many of us see the sunshine and have the urge to start our gardening. We’ve been waiting months to be outside. We want to start playing in the dirt. But April’s weather might not be stable enough for all flowers. Here are few flowers that will be perfectly happy with April’s ever-changing weather. Continue reading "Ready, Set, PLANT! Best Flowers to Plant in April"
  One of the easiest and most profitable renovations (if done correctly) you can do to your home is in the kitchen. Kitchens can be a strange place. It’s a room in your home that sees the hard work of cooking a delicious meal but it can also be a relaxing space to enjoy your family. It’s also a room that is simultaneously personal and social. Because of this duality, it’s important to understand what materials you might want to avoid when remodeling. Continue reading "4 Kitchen Reno Disasters to Avoid"